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Survey of English Place-Names

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Bridge Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wyke Regis

Historical Forms

  • Bridge Fm 1863 Hutch3
  • land at Bridge 1581 Ilch 18
  • Bridge Cl, Bridge Ho 1841 TA
  • Brige 1086 DB
  • (ad) Brigam 1086 DB, Exon
  • Bruge(s) near Waymue', Brugi 1152–8 MontC
  • Brugg(e) 1268 Ass 1324 MinAcct
  • Brigg(e) 1268 Ass 1322,1326 MinAcct
  • Bryges 1288 Ass
  • Brygge 1295 MinAcct

Etymology

Bridge Fm (SY 653777), Bridge Fm 1863 Hutch3, land at Bridge 1581 (18) Ilch , Bridge Cl , Bridge Ho 1841TA , probably preserving the name of the manor(s) called Brige 1086 DB (2 ×), (ad ) Brigam 1086 DB, Exon, 'Bruge (s ) near Waymue ', Brugi 1152–8 MontC, Brugg (e )1268Ass (p), 1324MinAcct , Brigg (e )1268Ass (p), 1322, 1326MinAcct , Bryges 1288Ass (p), Brygge 1295MinAcct , v. brycg , cf. Weymouth par. supra ; the term was perhaps used of some early crossing place to Portland near Small Mouth infra , cf. Leland's description of a 'causeway' there in the 16th cent.